or can·i·kin



a small can or drinking cup.
a small wooden bucket.

Origin of cannikin

1560–70; < Middle Dutch cannekijn little can, equivalent to canne can2 + -kijn -kin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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canakin or canikin


a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel

Word Origin for cannikin

C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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